Pro Bono Projects

DNA Quest Goes Global

Last month we launched DNA Quest, a new pro bono initiative to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. The initiative, initially launched in the USA only, received an amazing response. More than 10,000 applications were submitted so far to receive...

 

Introducing DNA Quest: New pro bono initiative to reunite adoptees with their biological families

MyHeritage is excited to announce a new pro bono initiative — DNA Quest — to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through DNA testing. As part of DNA...

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Endangered Tribes and Genealogy: A conversation with Survival International

MyHeritage recently spoke with Fiona Watson, Campaigns Director for Survival International, about her genealogy efforts as part of the NGO’s work in supporting uncontacted and endangered tribes around the world...

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Tribal Quest Siberia: The Nenets and Their Incredible Stories

In July, our team of employee volunteers returned from Siberia after spending one month on a Tribal Quest expedition with the Nenets, a remote tribe in the Yamal Peninsula...

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We’re back from Tribal Quest Siberia!

Our team of employee volunteers recently returned from our third Tribal Quest expedition — this time to Siberia — to continue our mission to preserve the family histories of remote tribes. Throughout...

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An Adoptee’s Dream Come True

During the past five months, MyHeritage has been engaged in a special project in partnership with Israeli Member of Parliament Nurit Koren, to help family members who were separated...

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A Look Back at 2016

2016 has been a historic year around the world and also a significant year for MyHeritage. We’re happy to present the highlights of the year on MyHeritage: In January, we...

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Meet the Team: Marianne

  Dutch-born Marianne Melcherts has been working with the customer support team at MyHeritage since 2010. The way she describes it, it feels both like forever and like no...

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We’re Halfway to Digitizing Every Cemetery in Israel

We’re happy to announce that we’ve completed 50% of our goal to digitize every cemetery in Israel — aiming to make it the first country in the world to...

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Long-Lost Sisters: A dream come true for a MyHeritage employee

When Linoy Maidvanikov Simon began working at MyHeritage 18 months ago, she never dreamed that her life would change forever. Within days of using MyHeritage, Linoy discovered a previously unknown...

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Corfu and Me

In early 2015, MyHeritage accepted a challenge by Yvette Manessis Corporon, an Emmy Award winning producer and author, to help her research the Secret of Ereikoussa, a tiny island...

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Tribal Quest: Back from Papua New Guinea

We’ve completed our Tribal Quest expedition to Papua New Guinea, where we had an incredible experience documenting the family histories of people in remote tribes whose stories are at risk of being...

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MyHeritage Reunites 93-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor with Her Relatives

Nata Gattegno, a Holocaust survivor from Corfu, Greece could never have children of her own as a result of what she endured in Auschwitz during WWII. Although she thought...

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